"A Nation of Immigrants"April 2015
American Corner, Makedonska 22; Belgrade, Serbia
“Election 2012” Lecture series in Germany Oct.2012 Heidelberg, Munich, Chemnitz, Berlin, Kiel, Hamburg, Frankfurt. Sponsored by US Embassy, Berlin.
“Immigrant Nation: How America became a Multi-ethnic Society" Lecture series in China, May 2012 Hefei, Beijing,, Chengdu, Shanghai.
Sponsored by US Embassy, Beijing.
“Election 2012: What it means for the US and Greece” April 2012 Lecture series in Greece April 2012 Athens, Thessaloniki, Komotini, Corinth. Sponsored by US Embassy, Athens.
“The Changing Face of Society: Immigration, Integration, Diversity, and Race Relations” Athens, Thessaloniki, Komotini, Corinth, Greece, March 28-April 8, 2011 Sponsored by US Embassy, Athens, Greece
“The Mid-Term Elections in Historical Perspective”
U.S. State Department, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 2010
Director, American Studies Seminar, U.S. Embassy, Athens, Greece, “Global Challenges for the Younger Generation,” April, 2010
“The Obama Presidency and Race Relations in the U.S.,” W.E.B. DuBois Memorial Lecture, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, Nov.2009
“Lewis Hine and the Child Labor Crusade In the South,”
Southern Studies Forum, University of Versailles, 2009.
“Integrating Economic History into AP U.S. History Themes,”
Advanced Placement Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2009
“Religion and Politics: An American Tradition,” John O’Sullivan Memorial Lecture, Florida Atlantic University,
Boca Raton, FL, Jan. 2006.
Still Fighting the Civil War,” keynote address, Organization
of American Historians, regional convention, Atlanta, July 2004.
“God Bless America: Religion and Politics in the United States,” Niels Thorsen Memorial Lecture, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct.2003
“Where is the Great Urban Novel of the American South?”
American Studies Seminar, Uppsala University, Sweden, Oct.2000
“From Pedestal to Power: Women of the American South,”
American Seminar, Cambridge University, England, Oct.2000
“Reconstructing the Civil War: The Impact on Race
and Gender,” Nordic Association for American Studies,
Turku, Finland, Aug.1999.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2015-2016
November 23-December 2, 2015
U.S. State Department Speaker Tour Israel and the West Bank
Fulbright alumni scholars, Tel Aviv, America House, Ramallah, West Bank, College des Freres, Bethlehem, West Bank,
An-Najah University, Nablus, West Bank, Palestine Central Elections Commission, Ramallah
Freedom Forum Palestine, Ramallah
“A Nation of Immigrants”
Haifa University, Haifa
Hind Al Hussini/Al Quds University, Jerusalem
“A More Perfect Union: America’s First Century”
Department of Political Science, Hebrew University, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem
March 19, 2016
“The Civil War: An American Tragedy”
Keynote Address, South Carolina Historical Society,
July 4, 2016
“Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers: The Growing Regional Divide in the American South”
Conference on Regional History as Cultural Identity: An International Conference on the Application of Regional or Local history to National Narratives Palazzo Vettori, Florence, Italy
Editor, Journal of Urban History
Southern Historical Association, 2012-2013